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Mar 23, 2018 0

The Official Nintendorks Top Ten Nintendo Wii Virtual Console Games to Download Before You’re That Thing is D.E.A.D.

While the long running Wii service won’t technically expire until January of next year, this sure as shit is the last weekend you can throw cash at it. As of this Monday, March 26th you will no longer be able to purchase points toward downloadable games on the Nintendo Wii. And while countless articles just like this are indeed popping up across all major news outlets around the world, you, dear reader have come to Nintendorks for stone cold facts. Presented here is a list of the ten Virtual Console games you should probably download after you steal back that Wii from your Grandma.

Go on, get it. I bet she’s sleeping.
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Mar 12, 2015 0

REVIEW: Neo Turf Masters: If Loving This Game is Wrong, GUESS WHO’S WRONG.

There’s been so much going on in the world of Nintendo lately, I have no idea why I even brought it up first thing. From the whole amiibo phenomenon/limited availability fiasco to the release of new 3DS as well as recent additions to various big name software franchises, our favorite game makers here at this site are all over the damn map in terms of customer satisfaction. That was a long sentence, and this one is too as we’re in a critical time for the company since Wii U sales are lagging behind those of even the GameCube at this stage in that system’s life cycle. Yet the 3DS is thriving and nerds are eating each other alive across online auction sites trying to secure plastic molds of Wii Fit Trainer and Mega Man. So how has yours truly been spending the last several months spiraling around amidst all of this high profile chaos?

Tethered to a classic controller playing SNK arcade golf from the mid-90’s like my life depends on it.
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Feb 26, 2015 0

Donkey Kong Country Returns!… to Virtual Console

Three SNES games back on Wii, finally on Wii U; other Kong shenanigans afoot

As part of the weekly eShop update today, Donkey Kong Country 1-3 have been made available on Wii and Wii U. The classic Super Nintendo platformers were available to purchase on the Wii Shop Channel for a long time, but vanished without any fanfare or explanation about two years ago. They recently resurfaced on the European Wii U eShop, leading many Americans to complain about how much better Nintendo always treats Europe and how it’s always been like this, conveniently forgetting, oh, everything else ever. Yeah, I know, I wanted to play Doshin the Giant, too, people, but trust me: on the balance, we won.
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Apr 17, 2014 0

Time to Fish Out Your Parent’s Credit Card, Kids. Super Mario Bros. 3 is Now Available on the Virtual Console! Again!

The final (and arguably greatest) installment of the tubby plumber’s 8-bit adventures is at last up for grabs from both the Wii U and 3DS’ respective eShops. Like, at this very moment. As in right now. #ohmygodwhatareyouwaitingfor, etc. Why have I deemed this news exciting enough to pull my fingers from a self-imposed writing slumber? What can I say, I like seeing Mario plastered across the front page of the site. So what if this NES classic has already been available on the original Wii’s Virtual Console for the better part of the last decade. Let alone to most nerds that still have their old cartridge collecting dust somewhere in the house (guilty). This is a game that is pure platforming perfection and demands to be bought over and over again, especially if you’ve managed to convince yourself that you have a disposable income (double guilty)! Neat new features for these versions of the game include mappable buttons along with the expected off-screen play feature on Wii U, while the 3DS marks the first time SMB3 has graced a Nintendo portable in its (for the most part) original incarnation. At least I think so…something about e-reader cards is tapping at the back of my memory so I’ll have to check in with ANC about that.

You may commence with the bitching about the lack of a unified account system at this time.
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Dec 3, 2013 0

Holidorks Musical Advent Calendar 2013: Earthbound and Down.

Y’know, I’ve never liked RPG video games but have to admit that many of them absolutely kill it when it comes to presentation. Especially back during the SNES golden days when the graphics and sound in a lot of those top shelf entries were absolutely mindblowing to a tweenager. I may not want to sit and play them myself, but I will so watch someone muscle their way through a Chrono-Thingie or Mana-Whatever given the chance. Which brings us to today’s selection: A track from probably the most high profile piece of software on the Wii U’s Virtual Console!

No, not Brawl Bros. Silly.
Click Here to Open Door #3

discount shop indeed
Oct 18, 2013 0

Urban Champion is back! In POG form!

Or at least in Wii U Virtual Console form. Also some other stuff.

Once upon a time, Nintendo made a fighting game of sorts for the NES. It was called Urban Champion, and it is not compelling. Naturally, as of today it is now available for $4.99 on the Wii U Virtual Console. If you like punching men in the manhole then get it, I guess. However, if you’re gonna blow your wad on fisting action, and own a 3DS, you might as well get the 3D Classics remake version, which does nothing for the gameplay but has fancy 3D effects, for the same price. Or just get Clu Clu Land, another NES game that also came out today and is actually fun.

But wait, there’s more!

Aug 22, 2013 0


In a perplexing move today, Capcom has clobbered the Wii U’s virtual console with all 3 SNES incarnations of their popular series of Street Fighter 2 children’s video games. Right now at the asking price of $7.99, consumers can choose between the original Street Fighter II: The World Warriors (featuring 8 selectable characters!), Street Fighter II: Super Happy Sunshine Turbo Express (which adds the 4 bosses from the previous game as playable fighters) or Super Street Fighter II: Why Wouldn’t You Skip the Other II And Just Buy This One?. That last version may run a tad slower than Turbo but it features enhanced graphics, the 8 classic guys, those controllable bosses AS WELL as Cammy’s sweet ass an extra 4 four new dudes that were pretty cool looking in the 90’s. Attempting to somehow entice players to take the plunge on all three of these titles, Capcom is also offering up a deal that runs until the end of August where if you download any one of them, the other two’s prices will be Ha-Do-Ken’d down to 50% off. Like I said, perplexing. I think I’m using that word right.

Here’s a trailer in case you’re having trouble visualizing what Street Fighter II would look like on the gamepad:
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Aug 15, 2013 0

Time to Party Like it’s 1988: Galaga For the NES Lands on the Wii U’s Virtual Console!

And don’t worry, I’ll be excited for you! Galaga is without argument one of the greatest games of all time and completely responsible for burdening yours truly with a lifelong fascination with top down shooters. If I remember correctly, this NES port was pretty good but my heart will always belong to the arcade original. One of the fondest memories I have growing up is squirreling away quarters from my Mom’s purse until it was time to hit the laundromat where they had a cabinet set up. So what if I went to school the entire following week dressed in dripping wet neon colored tank tops? That galaxy wasn’t gonna save itself people. Now for the small fee of 500 Wii points, you too can enjoy this classic both on your giant assed HD television or on the gamepad during those “private moments.” Several other noteworthy titles are also available today for both the Wii U and 3DS but guess what? I don’t care about any of them.

Feel free to click right here to have a look at what they are if you feel like it!